Breaking News: Saddam 'executed in Iraq'
This all reminds me of the Live Hanging sketch in The Day Today, with the 1950's commentator in his suit:
"And yes, yes... the lights have gone out... it's a good clean drop!"
"There's the hanging. Well done, well done. They'll be pleased with that."
Considering how much the US interfered and 'helped' them with their new constitution, the fact this trial was conducted under that new constitution, and the fact defence lawyers were killed, the judge changed on the orders of the Government, there's loads of reasons to disagree with it as well as the obvious moral issues.
Execution is a nice convenient word for murder by so called legal means.
Also convicting someone of state-sanctioned murder, and then punishing them with state-sanctioned murder is hardly a good start for a new democracy!
It's just going to make things worse, and divide the country more.
And it's frankly laughable to talk about Iraq's rights as it's own country after we invaded a sovereign state!
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